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Nov 16, 2012 7:00pm EST
and can be no locally. maybe some people known them as he tribesmen another see the u.s., for instance you would see them as an al qaeda member. the u.s. thinks it's killing an al qaeda member and maybe it is. but he's been a killed on the ground and yemenis seen being killed is in fact the tribesman. this is a challenge that the u.s. obama administration not released all and i would argue that the drones in the airstrikes have not actually solve the problem and they've actually exacerbated the problem the great deal. so not to go on too long, but just let me close with this last scenario. after the christmas day attack 2009, president obama asked his staff to imagine what would happen if al qaeda had been successful and i think that's a very good exercise. and if today al qaeda were able to carry out an attack, even a fairly small one not on the scale of september 11th, but on the scale of christmas day 2009, with the u.s. respond? many people, put myself into a large-scale renovation of yemen would be mistaken that the u.s. has been bombing them and for the past three years and it re
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 10:00am EST
u.s.-israel relationship is strong and open enough and the lines of communication are open up that it would not happen. one of the other things that if it may give a little positivity towards that is a concern that the nuclear facilities are so far in the ground that israel does not producing a satisfactory assault. they would need u.s. plant emissions to carry some of those weapons. perhaps that might give some hope there would be communication, if there is an attack down the line, that the two countries would be to work together and cordray. host: 3 more, go to foreignpolicy.com. thank you for talking to our viewers. guest: thank you for having me. host: that does it for today. we will be back live tomorrow morning but lawmakers make their way back for the lame-duck session that begins today. we will be up there taking your calls and your comments and questions. thank you for watching today. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> on the c-span networks, getting under way momentarily on c-span 3, symposium o
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2012 10:00am EST
have u.s. troops in afghanistan one year from now two years from now, five years from now. where is the press? obviously, these are not issues that the people who run on these programs today -- >> why not? >> because they do not draw an audience. what draws an audience is charlie sheen. what draws an audience is people yelling at each other. it is not enough to say these issues are important. if we actually -- i know it sounds totally idealistic, but when you and i became journalists as young men, we actually believed that we were entering, really, a special, chosen profession that meant something to a democracy. >> we called it a calling. >> a calling, exactly. >> exactly. word of honor, i never thought i was going to get rich as a journalist. you do not go into journalism to become wealthy. >> the changes we are talking about, you have already touched upon the affect it has on our society, on the business itself. value systems change. i am not saying we can ever return to the good old days. that is done, but what worries me is whether we can take the value systems of old and try to se
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2012 5:00pm EST
do our best. >> we need to think about where the u.s. didn't -- where the u.s. student -- we never had a conservative actor -- a concerted effort of a ranking system. the report does. it is almost entirely prestige and important. in its judgments as opposed to outcomes. we need to think more about how to deal with this problem. the public university has the system of accountability. but that is not everybody, of course. it's caught some way so we're trying to adjust its. but how to half in place incentives systems to focus on outputs is a big deal. during the brief period of time, i joined with the presidents at columbia and stanford. he understood exactly how distorted that rating system was. but then several days later the people told him how much that issue generated in terms of profits and if he wanted to stay its editor, he better leave it alone. >> here again, the role of the president comes in. he was very disturbed because the u.s. rankings were falling. day asked him to go out and drum up more applicants so the universe would look more selective. he said to them, i'm not g
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
president made clear yesterday that he is open to new ideas. the u.s. cannot afford tax cuts that were passed 10 years ago -- over 10 years ago now. he feels that the most fair way to pick our revenue shortfall is by raising revenue from the very top. >> explained to everyone, if you can. under balsams and, it was predicted that we have -- bowl es-simpson, it was predicted that we would have 16 trillion dollars. even if you have that, why is that ok to have 22 trillion dollars of debt at in 10 years? by the is that considered still a good thing to do? -- why is that considered still a good thing to do it? >> the best capacity is the size of the debt relative to the economy. what the president has proposed is to put us on a path where the debt is stabilized and we are coming down relative to gdp. >> it is still 100% of gdp. >> i would explain a little bit about the numbers. that is the 16 trillion dollar figure that you mentioned earlier. i do nothing that is inappropriate way of measuring our debt. it is not the measure of that that is economic relevant. >> ten or 12? >> closer to 12.
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 10:00am EST
, puerto rico has been a u.s. territory since 1898. the island is home to 3.7 million american citizens who cannot vote for president, are not represented in the senate, and elect a nonvoting member to the house. federal law is supreme in puerto rico but its residents are treated unequally under many federal programs. voters were first asked whether they want puerto rico to remain a territory. over 1.7 million people answered. which is about 75% of registered voters on the island. 54% said they did not want the current status to continue while 46% said they did. voters were then asked to express their preference among the three viable alternatives to the current status. statehood, free association and independence. over 1.3 million people chose an option. 61% voted for statehood. 33% voted for free association. and 5.5% voted for independence. in addition, 472,000 voters did not provide an answer. this marked the first time voters were directly asked whether they want puerto rico to remain a territory. one of the two main political parties in puerto rico urged a yes vote. never
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 1:00pm EST
host: how cheaply can you live there versus the u.s.? caller: i was looking at a place in a number of places in the philippines a friend of mine i'm a veteran and talk to other vets and he has a very nice small apartment right across the street from the beach and it's $150 a month. host: do you get a military pension? caller: no, i don't. i just missed. host: host: we're looking at twitter page. back to our calls in memphis. how is the economy affecting your retirement plans? caller: the economy is affecting my retirement plans. when the -- before the market crashed i had mutual fund and a stock in a couple of different companies. as the economy tanked even more i was one of the people who was without employment. i was able to draw unemployment and so i was able to have that until i received another job which was at a greater pay cut. now at this point trying to go back to school, trying to get my mutual funds back together because i did cash one of them out. my ira is together. i never rolled my 401-k over either. at this point trying to go back to school, trying to live on less m
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 9:00am EST
barrack hamas. the united states should be in total support of israel, our ally. the u.s. should be bold in its condemnation of hamas and the u.s. should be bold in this continuing war by terrorist, like hamas, on civilized nations and that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon rise? the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. blumenauer: thank you, madam speaker. perhaps one of the best parts of serving in congress is the access to our library, the library of congress, the dedicated staff at c.r.s., the magnificent reading room. the library of congress is a national treasure. and leading the library of congress is dr. james billington. he was a scholar and institutional leader before assuming leadership of the library of congress 25 years ago. as chair of the library of congress caucus, it's been a great pleasure to work with dr. billington and his outstanding staff on a variety of issues and activities for members of congress. the caucus urges you to join speaker boehner today in the rayburn room at 11:00 a.m. as he hono
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 10:00am EST
lot of things. the u.s. is taking a lot of steps right now to right the ship. labor may be one of them. taxation may be one of them. there are some estimates that we can be energy self-sufficient in the next 30, 40 years, so maybe that helps. this is a very complex issue. it has to be resolved. there has to be a happy medium there. whether or not it is because these ceos are boring abroad for certain things or not, that is up for debate. i'm certainly not one who will take a position on that because i don't know enough about it to make that call. there are a lot of very smart people out there, who we should respect, they are very good at what they do and they are still debating about what the proper solutions to this is. all right now, this is why we're seeing such a huge amount of debate going on in d.c. and in board rooms across the country. washington, d.c. host: there have been reports that secretary geithner will play a role in these talks. guest: the economic team is in place right now. this is obviously a very critical role for the administration and for the american people
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 12:35am EST
-- current advisor to many government agencies, u.s. leaders and diplomats, and he is a prolific and best-selling author. let me quote from the top of his web site at the university of maryland where he is the anwar sadat professor of peace. "i have always believed good scholarship can be relevant and cons consequential for public policy. it is possible to affect public policy without being an advocate. to be passionate about peace without losing analytical power. to be moved by what is just while conceding that no one has a monopoly on justice." i think our other scholars and our world affairs council college shares that sentiment. jinan reed is a associate professor of sociology and health at duke university, she's a carnegie scholar and an associate director. she is half libyan, spent much of her childhood in libya, and thanks to the arab spring she has had a touching and moving reunion with her father after many, many years. i owe you great thanks for a zesty presentation two months ago, and of course, we won't go into it, but i also owe you dinner. professor mark lynch is not here ye
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
everything looked shiny and fine until the u.s. government -- it was in spring of 1997, through madeline albright made the statement at george mason university, well, it looks like sanctions are -- disarmament is going well. if it goes well we can still not lift the sanctions which was a condition under the security council. sanctions -- so we can't lift the sanctions until saddam hussein is removed. so that came my obsession with the regime change. that, of course, destroyed in the sense the institution and operations. so i think that experience -- could havi annan led the group to see if they can re-establish something similar and this report of which has not been very much observed. i think we have ideas for iran. that will give really intrusive inspections. it will give the right for the international community to go where there is concern. not where iran is declaring. but then to pay for that is to lift the sanctions. and then we can have an outcome. and let the iranian people take care of it. it's not for the outside to do the regime change. >> thank you. we'll take a question or t
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
tired of your constant criticism of old wealthy white men. i think it is undignified for a u.s. senate candidate. charlie, i'm tired of your gross distortion of truth in regard to angus king come and i'm tired of your tv commercials ruining all my favorite shows on abc. i get it. 1.3 million. we both think that angus is responsible for terrible things. that and everything else. but as a citizen of maine, i ask you stop this for the next hour. i would like to talk about the issues. i pledge to give to check for $5000 each to the main surety of your choice. this is an opportunity to prove that you put maine verse. >> moderator: not know about our candidates, we're going to move into her questions. there are a lot of issues. again, you're free to submit a question of your own that are website or facebook or twitter. one in five americans approve of the job that the congress is doing. it is the lowest approval rating in the reason that most of you are here, mostly because he is tired of the lack of bipartisanship in washington. here's how she describes the problem. >> these are american is
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
day when you have the capacity as u.s. military for power protection as well. that is a global capability, but that means their respective of choices that are made by other powers, we want the ability to sustain our presence in the asia-pacific, same is true around the globe. as you look at these different areas, i think there are terrific opportunities to engage with china on each of them. and to finally ask the question and try to answer the question the secretary clinton has been encased in for quite some time and that is, can we get a better answer than we physically had in the past to how a new rising power comes into the international system? in other words, can we do so without running significant risks or falling into conflict? >> thank you. >> i agree with everything the undersecretary said. in fact, the admiral locklear _ those points the other day in australia, talking about the engagement in that strategic trust again. it is interesting the chinese tend to look at the american asia-pacific pivot as a sort of containment strategy, which speaks to the inability to rea
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
welfare. i saw barack obama go to the u.s. senate and do exactly what john edwards did, and that will immediately start campaigning to be present. i believe our federal legislators are there to take care of federal business and our state legislatures, to be in our -- federal legislators ought to be down in our state, sending dollars to the state, and not sending them to the federal government to have federal legislators play a large game of twister to get the best position. host: bob cusack? guest: the caller mentioned term limits, and it was something mitt romney embraced, and the republicans on capitol hill have not embraced that, and neither have the democrats. it was talked about in the newt gingrich era, but both republicans and democrats are not fond of term limits. there is an argument against it, and that is when members get here, they promised to term- limit themselves, and when they get here they do not know how to legislate, they do not know where the bathrooms are, and just like anything they get experience and better at it, and they break the term-limit pledge. term
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
, along with the u.s. customs and border protection, as well as federal and local and foreign law enforcement has created this initiative. the first best initiative was created in laredo back in 2005. and it's become a model across the country. and this is a comprehensive approach to identify, disrupt, dismantle transnational criminal organizations that have posed significant threats to the border and maritime security. through investigations, seize years of contra-- seizures of contraband, they are building success. there are 48 units throughout the united states. they work not only with the mexican counterparts but with the canadian counterparts. certainly we want to make sure that congress provides the best support to the best units in order to enhance border security and of course the communities that we have -- that we all represent. so, again, members, i would ask that you all work and support this bill and today, a very appropriate time, we had the new president-elect of mexico that came down here, met with members of congress and i believe at this particular time he's meet
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 10:00am EDT
commander in iraq. talking about the changing structure of the u.s. army. that's set to start at about 10:30 eastern here on c-span. just a short while ago, president obama farthered the white house this morning on his way to wisconsin with just a few days until the election, the president is returning to the campaign trail after placing his campaign on hold for the past few days to manage the federal response to hurricane sandy. the president holds a rally in green bay, wisconsin, this morning before heading west for an eempt later today in las vegas. you can watch both those events live on line at c-span.org. tonight at 9:00 eastern, the president will be speaking to supporters at the university of colorado in boulderment you can watch that live right here on c-span. mitt romney is campaigning throughout virginia today. he'll be in roanoke, virginia beach, and this afternoon in doswell just outside richmond. c-span will have live coverage of that stop beginning about 2:15. also live a rally with mitt romney's wife ann. that will be at noon eastern. she's speaking with supporter
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 5:00pm EST
policy. c-span 3 a look at the u.s. pretences them and budgetary concerns. all of these that it o'clock eastern on the c-span networks. here on c-span, a program from "atlantic" magazine. and reached water talks about her cover story on the topic. that is that 9:00 eastern. -- at 9:35 eastern. >> go and find your soldiers and the labor market. the villages and towns of america. we did that. over five or six years we created an absolutely splendid force of young men and women willing to serve their country as volunteers. they had the same tradition, the same culture, loyalty and dedication of any other generation of americans that have ever gone before. they proved themselves in the gulf war, panama invasion, and iraq st 10 years anin and get a stand. we it to keep in mind is something prado begin said -- president lincoln said. it means never forget they are carrying the american spirit, the american traditions with them. when they get injured, when they get hurt, or when they come back to be reintegrated into society, we need to be waiting to care for them. not just the federal
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 12:30am EST
. measures of the condition of u.s. financial markets and institutions suggest gradual but significant progress achieved since the crisis. for example, credit spreads on corporate bonds and syndicated loans have narrowed considerably, and equity prices have recovered most of their losses. in addition, indicators of market stress and illiquidity, such as short-term funding markets, have generally returned to levels near the scene before the crisis. one gauge of the overall improvement of financial markets is the national financial conditions index, maintained by the fed reserve bank of chicago. this index shows that financial conditions viewed as a whole are now about as accommodative as they were in the spring of 2007. in spite of this brought improvement, the harm inflicted by the financial crisis has yet to be fully repaired important segments of the financial sector. one example is the continued weakness of some categories of bank lending. banks' capital positions and overall asset quality have improved substantially over the past several years, and overtime the balance
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 7:00pm EST
the u.s. telecom trade association. he has been our guest on "the communicators." gentleman, thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> 2013 should be the year we begin to solve entitlement reform. i am proposing we avert the fiscal cliff together in a manner that ensures 2013 is finally the year that our government comes to grips with the major problems that are facing us. >> i am open to compromise. i am open to new ideas. i am committed to solving our fiscal challenge. but i refuse to accept any approach that is not balanced. i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me, making over $250,000, are not asked to pay more in taxes. >> congress starts work in january but the current congress has work to do through the end of the year referred to as a lame duck session. work is expected on the impending fiscal cliff, including the expiration of the bush era tax cuts, raising the debt ceiling, and planned cuts to domestic and mi
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2012 1:00pm EST
the u.s.. it will take working together with policy makers, with academics, with folks in the technology in st. -- technology industry. there are some wonderful things that can happen going forward if we fill the gap in this country. i ask you on your way out to pick up "education, jobs and the american dream. " we went coast-to-coast and did interviews with ceo's and it gives you a good idea what they're feeling. how the will power their own growth going forward. and maybe some sense into why they need to get talent outside of the u.s. i hope you enjoy the session today with ron brownstein. and i think you again for allowing us to participate. i turn this over to you. thanks. [applause] >> the oakhollow group has been a terrific partner with us -- the apollo group has been a terrific partner with us. i would welcome our panelists on stage and you'll get the really good sense for the two panels that we have a will be looking at by the numbers, the 2012 recap. immediately after, we will have a second conversation on the economy and the election. serving as moderator is ronald b
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 2:00am EST
improve with how the u.s. in cages in these transitions at the end of 2013? >> by the end of 2013, we will all be saying, yes, security sector reforms in these countries is important. we will be saying this because we have gone through a year of rocky times in which there is a test of strength taking place between the forces that are in each of these societies that are now beginning to emerge. when the four of us were traveling together a couple times in the spring, i think we all came back overly optimistic about the potential. we were so struck by the talent and spirit of the people and the available resources. i think we overlooked the fact -- the fact that the argument is not over. the argument is being formed. i think it will get a little bit worse before it gets better. we may be in a process where we have in place legitimate authority were we can go to, and say, now it is time to reform. they will say, yes it is, we have legitimacy to do this, and let me tell you what we want to do first. >> i think that was a hopeful sign up -- helpful set of concluding comments. thank you for
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
you chomp. the bid as they discussed what they called u.s.'s role in the world be in flux that we are less willing than ever before to try to step up especially when there's no pressing national interest. >> first of all, as politicians, we have to understand what our constituencies, what our citizens, what our priorities are and their concerns. the former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said our greatest national security threat is our economy. i think that is absolutely true. when we have half of the homes in my home state of arizona that are still under water and worth less than the mortgages they are paying, there's obviously attention on that aspect of their lives. there is reluctance. this calls for leadership and why this is happening in the arab world-wide there is a rise of radical extreme is over time, why china in there sometimes immature behavior can pose a threat over time to the stability in the asia-pacific regions. it is up to was to try and explain to our citizens and our constituents why it is that we have to do a lot of things. that is the favorite target. i j
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 10:00am EST
oversight hearings on amtrak and u.s. passenger rail policy in the united states. we actually have two more scheduled. one will be on thursday, december 3, and that will focus on high speed and inner city passenger rail grant program. and then we'll have the final hearing on this important subject. thursday, the 13th of december, and that will be on the northeast corridor. ironically yesterday i was back in new york city actually looking at some of the flood and storm damage. many of the transportation infrastructure facilities were adversely impacted, huge amount of damage. they have incredible new york city is resilient, and how well they are coming back. i think they got about 95% of their transit operations, rail was particularly hit. almost all of east side lower manhattan tunnels flooded, and just think of the massive effort put forward to get those trains running. they probably move about 20% of all passengers in the world in new york city. and a hit like that was incredible. i understand mayor bloomberg, we met with yesterday, will be in town today, and we had discussions y
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 9:30pm EST
, eliminating it as a threat to the united states, will ultimately require sustained pressure, more u.s. training and assistance, close partnership with the yemeni government and yemeni people and steadfast support for political transition. another country we have made good progress in recently is somalia. for years when i became director of the c.i.a., it was thoobs that somalia was a failed state where al-shabab controlled large pieces of territory, declared fealty to al qaeda, brought about a humanitarian crisis and planned attacks in the region but there, too, we have seen significant progress. in large part because of an effective partnership between the united states and the african union mission in somalia. the result is an al-shabab that lost 50% of the territory had held in 2010 and since losing control of mogadishu, hundreds of fighters have surrendered. these forces recently took the stronghold of kismao and a number of other strategic towns and as a result, today, al-shabab is diminished as a threat and we continue to work every day to consolidate these gains against these t
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
c-span2 tonight at k eastern. here on c-span attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. you'll hear about the fiscal cliff from independent senator bernie sanders of vermont, a member of the budget committee. also jenniferle to behr of thetizer family --le to -- jennifer tolbert of the family foundation will talk about health insurance exchanges. live tomorrow morning, a confirmation hearing for president obama's nominee to lead the war in afghanistan. general joseph dunford is currently the marine corps commandant he would replace outgoing general john allen. john allen's nomination to nato son hold while the pentagon investigates misconduct allegations regarding a c.i.a. investigation that led to the removal of general david petraeus. that is at 9:30 a.m. eastern and we'll have it live on c-span3. >> he was vice president for 82 days. being truman, he presided over the senate. nowadays the vice president doesn't bother with that unless his vote is need. he said that's my job. truman never learned anything from f.d.r. or his staff. it was a transition with zero knowledge that doesn
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
, demanding that they be more open, more responsive, more effective, or else. here in the u.s. to have the tea party hammering big governments. you had occupied due to the jolly bankers of wall street. social movements are competing. we have to help the more of my mental and the day. we are 3.2 million people at last count. we are asking the world to pay attention to the least among us. there are many things we can do to help them. we will see things are happening in the developing world. think about this particular moment. not just facebook in the heat of the square but the peaceful march across the world mobile phone. across the parched land of the dense rain forests of the congo. technology is transforming things. everything is speeding up. everything is opening up. if i can talk about something i actually know about for a moment, this reminds me of the arrival of punk rock in the mid- 70's. the clash was the very base of the rock-and-roll pyramid. overnight they gave the finger to be dreadful business that was at the top of the pyramid. it was called progressive rock. epix song, know t
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 7:00pm EST
look at where the moderate, look what happened in the u.s. senate across the country yesterday. how is it in these very republican state, montana, north dakota indiana, we are running big votes for romney they were supporting tickets and voting for what would he described as moderate. the democratic party as you know, look at democrats. one third self identifies as liberal and two-thirds identifies moderate conservative. we have a diverse party and in the state-wide races, the same thing exists when you deal with the house but on the democratic side it has been driving toward diversity, ideological diversity in the opposite is drawn the republican side. >> we have got to finish. it was striking yesterday that all the candidates achieved crossover support were in indiana, south dakota and minnesota. you look at ohio massachusetts connecticut or wisconsin, there was 90% plus correlation in the boat between president and senate in each of those cases. 90% of the obama voters voted democratic. there were democrats who were where they needed to. >> the blue dog democrats in the house are go
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 9:00am EST
holiday shipping season under way today, we're talking about the state of the u.s. postal service. alan ota is the senior writer with cq roll call. republican caller, you are on the air. we are listening. caller: i am calling about the hours. they are open from 9:00 until 4:00 for the weekend on saturday three hours. they do not cater to the customer. that would be the first place to start. that's it. guest: they are talking about may be adjusting the hours. on saturday, they are talking perhaps about maybe not having any deliveries are handling of letters but they would have a package services so that maybe they might be able to have longer hours for doing the packages on saturday but not dealing with letters. they are trying to find a way to tailor their services and focus on things that are really bringing in money like these package deliveries. host: nebraska, independent caller -- caller: i've got a couple of comments -- the postal employee that called in was all right on where he talked about the amount of money that the postal service has to put into opm and no other federal agen
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
author of the book "do not ask what good we do inside the u.s. house of representatives." his conversation is about 45 minutes. >> i am the ceo of the texas tribune. i am pleased to be here with my old buddy, an author whose latest book is "do not ask what could we do inside the house of representatives." he is a familiar face around these parts. up here together again is like dean martin and jerry lewis again. he is a conservative writer to the new times magazine and national geographic. he is a native of houston and attended the university of texas at austin. please join me in welcoming robert draper. >> nice to see. are we better off than me were two years ago? >> i really have to answer that question. unit ofk that the measurement that the democrats would use for congress is different from that which the republicans would use. speaker john boehner has said the past we passed a record low number of bills speaks well of this congress. we are not increasing taxes. the way that most people look at it attested to by its record low popularity is that this is a congress that has
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
anyway, the financial sector is the biggest part of the u.s. economy and it's one of the most people who earn $250,000 work in wages, it's also where large -- very wealthy people like mitt romney who makes sure that their income was made in capital gains so that they can be at a 15% rate, it's just unconscionable for me to think that these people are being asked to pay out a few more taxes and other the -- on the other side, the compromises for people to forego medicaid, medicare, their health insurance. in fact, those programs are the most efficient of the -- efficient of the overall health industry in the united states, which is the most expensive and that's where we need to focus our congressional legislation and to figure out how to lower the overall cost of health care which will automatically lower medicare and medicaid. . . host: dell la, last one here, talking about the bush era income tax cuts. caller: good morning. i don't think we can rely solely on the expiration of the tax cutters in 2% to increase our revenue. what we must do, and what we ought to do, is increase our em
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> the u.s. house gavels in to begin their first bit of legislative work starting the lame duck session, four bills including on asthma inhalers and gavel back out when they finish to return for votes at 6:30 and we expect them to swear in a number of members filling out the remainder of terms for the 112th congress. we expect those to happen during the upcoming votes at 6:30 this evening. the senate also in session today and they have been dealing with a bill drk working on rules to federal land to federal hunting and fishing and the house and senate committees getting under way this week. the intelligence committees in particular off the floor, the intelligence committee of the senate and the house will be meeting in closed session to look at the attack in libya in benghazi this week. tomorrow on c-span 3, we will be covering a hearing looking at the meningitis outbreak. that is tomorrow morning at 10:00 eastern, c-span 3. the president will be hosting a news conference. we do not know the time of the news conference yet. this will be
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Nov 15, 2012 10:00am EST
. specialist nelson is just one of 60 -- 60 u.s. service members who have been killed this year by the afghans that they were sent to train. i don't know where the outrage is by the united states congress. i am very disappointed in both parties, their leadership to allow our young men and women to stay in a war that has no end to it, makes no sense to the american people. in fact, mr. speaker, the american people have said time after time, poll after poll that they want to bring our troops home now, not 2014 but now. on october 7, there was a national article written and the title was "a mother mourns a grim milestone," referring to the 2,000 american casualties from the afghan war. lisa freeman, who was interviewed in the article, who lost her son, captain matthew freeman, in 2009, he was shot by a sniper in afghanistan, ms. freeman said, i just sat here reliving the pain and wondering , where is america's outrage? where is america's concern that we're still at war? and mr. speaker, i made reference to this yesterday. the october 14 "new york times" editorial, and the title, "time
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Nov 30, 2012 9:00am EST
their wealth from 2007 to 2010. nearly one in six u.s. residents is officially poor, the highest rate in 50 years. 22% of american children live in poverty. we're facing an economic situation that resembles the years leading up to the great depression. now, this prevailing budget plan calls for deep cuts, environmental protection, social security, medicare, medicaid. well, corporations and the top 1% get tax cuts of nearly $3 trillion over the next decade. this is not how you protect a democracy. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. poe: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. poe: mr. speaker, the -- a president has finally given us his balanced plan to allegedly avoid the fiscal cliff. he wants to raise taxes by $1.6 trillion. he wants another stimulus package of $50 billion. he wants the authority to raise the debt ceiling without asking congress for approval. say it isn't so, mr. speaker. this tax hike will
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Nov 19, 2012 12:00pm EST
by a u.s. president to cambodia appeared he went straight from the airport to a meeting with the prime minister that officials described as "ten se." emphasizes concerns about cambodia's human rights situation he is here in washington speaking in about half an hour and 40 minutes at the brookings institution. tonight we're calling to have live coverage for you. ted koppel talks about the future of network news. he is interviewed by marvin. they will touch on the network is caused by the digital age. we have it 8:00 eastern. >> the mindset of the world well into the mid-1990s was that wireline access was stepped on polls are buried in the ground. it was the key to understanding competition. the intriguing part of the wireless story is how very he people inside the industry, but that is why this report cannot the way it did. it was not just judge greene who did not understand the potential of wireless. it was the entire industry. what turned out to be the case was the hope that some people had to ecotage have a robustly competitive, fixed line access for half a dozen companies are
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Nov 20, 2012 1:00pm EST
the trend of the iranian nuclear program and what people assume our u.s. deadlines -- not deadlines. from the u.s. perspective, and it differs from israel's, the u.s. says it cannot accept a situation where iran is capable of crossing the nuclear threshold either secretly or in some way where the u.s. would not be able to react or in a fortified compound. the assumption of some people is that that will happen within the next 12 to 18 months. maybe because of mishaps or deliberately because they do not want to come within that threshold, that will not happen within the next year and a half. if you do not reach an agreement between now and summer, i think it will become more and more difficult to say there is a process, even if iran is not approaching the threshold. and that is where the pressure will build, both from within the u.s. and israel, for the u.s. to do something. i would not say the president has mismanaged this. to some degree, he has. this is a national security issue. the u.s. has put containment off the table. one can argue whether that was a good strategic choice. it
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Nov 11, 2012 1:10am EST
the panel and we'll see you the reception. >> next a look at the changes in the u.s. senate following tuesday elections. then the president obama obama and speaker bainer and then the polling during the 2012 presidential campaign. >> tomorrow president obama will be at arlington national cemetery to participate in the ceremony at the tom of the unknown and a remembrance ceremony. live coverage begins at 11:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> 2013 should be the year we solve our debt reform. i'm proposing we avert the fiscal cliff and 2013 is finally the year our government comes to grips with the problems that are facing us. >> i'm open to compromise and new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenge. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> the new elected congress starts in january but the congress has to do work in a lame duck session and they have to work on the federal deficit raising the debt ceil
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Nov 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
issue. it is an amazing demonstration of people power. >> what has had the biggest impact in the u.s.? >> one of the most powerful campaigns was the trayvon martin case. a 17-year-old african-american, killed in florida, tragically. two weeks after the incident, there was no media coverage of all. a private injustice. the parents start a petition, and then it goes viral. the importance is not just the individual acts of arresting his killer in prosecuting him, but the public. the result, the awareness of the tragic situation of young african-americans not being treated fairly in the justice system or the "stand your ground" laws, where you can almost impunitively shoot someone. that is some of the really exciting things we see. >> in trayvon martin's case, clearly there was an impact, but they were not waiting. they were in there pretty soon, on the case. what i want to ask you -- do you find a difference in the way that companies -- you have a lot of petitions aimed at companies that do specific things. obviously, some have had more political implications. is there a difference in r
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Nov 10, 2012 10:10pm EST
television provider. >> now, a discussion on the impact of tuesday's election from the u.s. senate. this is about 45 pence. -- this is about 45 minutes. host: ira shapiro is the author of "the last great senate." he is here to talk to was about the issues facing the senate coming up in the next edition of the senate. welcome to the program. guest: is good to be here. host: tell us a bit about the book. the title, the last great senate. what was it about the folks who were in that senate, the class of '62? who were the big guys in that class and what made them part of the last great senate? guest: i said in the book that america had a great senate from the early 1960's through 1980, a group of people who were focused on the national interests and were in the forefront of every issue facing the country. it is the senate of hubert humphrey, howard baker, robert and ted kennedy, robert dole and many others. they were an unusual group and they were triggered, in my estimation, by their war experience, the need for dealing with the cold war, and a progressive impulse that focused on some moral im
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Nov 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
has guided america's deliberations of all the complex issues of the past five weeks. the u.s. supreme court has spoken. let there be no doubt. while i strongly disagree with the court's decision, i except at -- except it. i accept the finality of this outcome which will be ratified in the electoral college. for the sake of unity, i offer my concession. i also accept my responsibility which i will discharge unconditionally to honor the new president-elect and do everything possible to help him bring americans together in fulfillment of the great vision that our declaration of independence defiance and that our constitution affirms and fans. let me say how grateful i am to all those who supported me and supported the cause for which we have fought. we feel a deep gratitude to joe lieberman who brought passion and high purpose to our partnership and open new doors not just for our campaign but our country. this has been an extraordinary election. in one of god's unforeseen pals, this belated broken impasse can point asselta and new common ground for its closeness can serve to remind us t
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Nov 19, 2012 5:00pm EST
, serious reform is a very complicated matter. much more complicated in china than in the u.s. given the array of reforms that are corte each country's future. you need to take that complexity into account and you anticipate what is going to occur there. in china this requires changes in the development model that china is pursuing and basically changes from the former model to the least what they have anticipated in -- what they stipulated in the five-year plan. something closer to what is in the world bank report that came out last spring. these are very complicated and wide ranging changes. there are deeply rooted vested interests that will oppose parts of the 12 fighter plan and these are powerful interests. local, territorial, and -- political leaders. this is in part because they benefit from the current development model. they have a lot of power within their bailiwicks and a lot of flexibility. it is in part i have been startled as i get into this issue more. many of these positions are bottom sold. this is not necessarily a meritocracy move. people did not handle themselves
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Nov 22, 2012 5:00pm EST
the biggest barrier to investing in the u.s. we have got to upgrade our infrastructure, but we have got to focus on those that are economically important. we have got to understand the things that are driving up the cost of doing business. we know what those are, but we need a plan for going forward we need to create a framework for rapidly developing and the windfall. we have a path to energy independence. that is a bridge to renewable energy. if we can move to dass, we get tremendous benefits -- if we can move to gas, we can get tremendous and benefits. we have not been able to act on these things. >> let me jump to doug and steve and try to poke holes in this in a second. if we roll back time to just before the financial crisis, doug was out there bitching about already, but it is much worse. we are back to 156% of gdp. you are still in crisis mode. you have a private sector and events that led to a government response and a worsening of debt issues, so my question is why is it never on this list to get the private sector in control? there is nothing here saying we need to bring
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
go back to that expert, mark twain. he says about music what i would say about the u.s.-china relationship. --said about wagner's music he was a great music critic. britney spears'spair not asand said, "it's good as it looks." [laughter] >> thank you. >> let me pick up on a point he made earlier. it is a complex idea. a great challenge that we face and might face is managing this relationship. in this context, i want to stress what i see as two of the major issues of challenge. first, the internal challenge. we tend to assume that china is growing at an% a year -- 10% per year, but i think that is wrong. i think we will see a combination of economic and internal political reasons. china is entering, my guess is a very difficult period. the society has outgrown the political system that brought the revolution. we have seen decided grow in the way it has. it has substantial measure because of its economic growth. i like to do this when i give talks about china. this is one of the most revolutionary technologies of any kind -- cell phone. it is relevant because there are millions
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Nov 10, 2012 5:05pm EST
defeated in 2012. we have to add another name to that, scott reed. the u.s. chamber of commerce won only one race. even with all that money, it did not affect the races. they were prepared. they had their own super pacs and outside groups. they were able to win those races. >> i am going to turn it over to jim, who served in the reagan ministration and the push to administration. he is also a regular on fox news. what do you think happened last night and what does it mean for america? >> thank you and i apologize for being late. i was late for reasons i will get into in a moment. i worked in a political affairs office way back in the stone age so i can never resist crunching the numbers. there are two ways of interpreting, if you will, how mitt romney did versus president obama. on the one hand, it is extremely hard to defeat an elected incumbent president. since 1900, at 10 of 14 elected incumbent presidents were reelected. now it is 11 out of 15. it is a daunting challenge. the white house tends to turn over when there is an open seat, as it were. only once since 1986 has a presid
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Nov 14, 2012 1:00pm EST
authorizing to establish a local appellate court, and while we are the last u.s. territory to do so, it is more than fitting that we are on the verge of accomplishing the final goal of making the u.s. virgin islands supreme court just like all other state supreme courts, an i urge my colleagues to vote in favor of h.r. 6116. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. scott: i yield to the gentleman from american samoa. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. mr. faleomavaega: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to extend and revise and extend my remarks. i thank the gentleman from virginia and especially my dear friend and colleague, the gentleman from north carolina, as managers of this important legislation. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of h.r. 6116, a bill to provide for appeals from the virgin islands supreme court to go to the u.s. supreme court instead of the third circuit court of appeals. h.r. 6116 sponsored by my good friend and gentlelady from the virgin islands simply puts into legis
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Nov 22, 2012 1:00pm EST
od u.s. postal service. and look at consumer confidence, with washington post financial reporter dan neal douglas. your phone calls, females, and tweets. "washington journal" live friday mroning on c-span. >> the name of this place still rests -- resonates with the shuttering of the american people. more than any other name connected to the civil war except lincoln's, a gettysburg reverberates. americans retain knowledge that what happened here was the crux of our terrible national trial. even americans who were not sure precisely what happened on these fields know that all the glory and all the tragedy we associate with the civil war besides most probably, most indelibly here. >> denied o'clock eastern, lincoln director steven spielberg -- at 8:00 eastern, "lincoln" director, steven spielberg. >> now we bring you a discussion about gaming and solving the world's problems through an alternate realities. analysts talk about the effect of gaming on health, education, and social issues, as well as the future of clout computing. this portion of the second annual "the atlantic meets the p
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Nov 6, 2012 10:00am EST
u.s. house members. you have 435 members of the house, 100 members of the senate. that gets you to 535. the way you get to five and a 38 come under the 23rd amendment, the district of columbia is automatically granted electoral votes. caller: in past years, especially with what happened with george bush and al gore and how that went back and forth, are they planning to make changes to this extensive monitoring? and why change from the traditional view of the electoral college to a more back-and-forth thing? i have seen this whole election thing go for 17 months and i have to say that i used to be democrat and i have been so disgusted. when i went to register to vote, i voted republican. i have a lot of concerns and reservations because i have seen a lot of things change in how things operate and how politicians operate. and i am just very, very concerned. that is why, this morning, i got up bright and early to go vote. guest: the electoral college has not rallied the masses so much in recent issues that deals with the political process. even though we had the 2000 election in which a g
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Nov 8, 2012 10:00am EST
impact conference. we will have this live for u.s. and as it gets under way here on c-span. in the meantime, the christian science monitor is hosting what they are calling the monitor breakfast, and senator charles schumer of new york, the vice chair of the democratic conference and also the chair of the summer credit policy and communications center, is there this morning providing an update on recovery efforts in new york and those affected by hurricane sandy, offering thoughts also on tax reform as part of the upcoming battle over the fiscal cliff, talking about the legislative outlook for the balance of 2012. senator schumer says he expects additional funding will be needed for fema responds to sandy, and he also says social security should not be part of the grand bargain, and it can be considered on the side. we are recording this conference with the "christian science monitor" and we will have senator schumer's remarks for you a little bit later in the day. again, waiting for the start of this post-election analysis hosted by cq roll call. while we wait, here phone calls fro
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
outcome means for minority communities in the u.s.. this is hosted by the joint center for political and economic studies. is just over 50 minutes. >> good morning and welcome. thank you for being here. i am the founder and president of this organization. it is an organization that has been a strategic communications but is not partisan. i am very honored and delighted to have a terrific set of panelists to -- to offer the audience today. we have to audiences today inside the capital area in a hearing room of the foreign affairs committee. i would like to thank -- >> this is the program we just showed you. we apologize for that. we do mean to show you the event for the joint center for political and economic studies. this is the one looking at the impact of the african-american vote this year. >> battleground states. analysts will continue to look at and interpret the results for some time to come, but i was struck last night by several things. the fact that the president was able to hold onto his vote totals from 2008 in a number of key battleground areas despite much speculation that h
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Nov 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
in 29 airports, including here at d.c.a., in operation with five u.s. airlines including alaska, american, delta, united and u.s. airways, we anticipate the t.s.a. precheck will be in 35 airports by the end of the year with b.w.i., san francisco, and orlando airports all coming online this week. an additional airlines will be coming onboard >> all of this briefing in our c-span networks. we'll take you live to the white house for the briefing with jay carney. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. thanks for being here. i have a brief statement to read at the top which is that today the president was able to continue returning messages of congratulations from his counterparts around the world. each call he thadged his counterpart for their friend -- thanked his counterpart for their friendship and expressed his desire for close cooperation moving ahead. the president spoke with president karzai of afghanistan, the prime minister of italy, the king of joshedian -- jordan, qatar, president putin of russia, and the president of spain. with that i'll take your questions. >> a coup
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Nov 11, 2012 9:35pm EST
u.s. base in an allied country or right here in the united states, they all gave more than lip service to their country. they gave part of their lives, and some gave so much more, so much more. we honor them today because we stepped forward when their nation called. we also remind our fellow citizens that taking care of veterans, keeping the promises made to them, is a cost of defending our nation. veterans is kept faith with our nation, our nation must ensure that it keeps faith with its veterans. perhaps you saw on the news a couple weeks ago a story about a world war ii japanese american veteran, mr. frank tanabi. even though he was placed in enoccurment cap during the war he volunteered to serve in the army and in an interview he gave a number of years ago, he said, i wanted to do my part to prove i wasn't an enemy alien, that none of user with, that we were true americans and that if we ever got the chance, we could do our best to serve our country. and we did. end of quote. the story was newsworthy because mr. tanabi was ailing and cast his vote by absentee ballot just on
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